Eric Benarouche

Over 30 years of successful managerial and entrepreneurial experience in all aspects of the apparel industry. Strong expertise in new division development, problem-solving, sales and marketing, planning, forecasting and budgeting, pre-production and production management, staff training, shipping and receiving, client relations, internal audits and inventory, purchasing, and customer service. Proficient in textile engineering and manufacturing operations, with fluency in English, Spanish, and French.

We are going to change the way fashion is made, ethically and sustainably at an affordable price. It is possible to build a better global fashion company, and we are building a way so that anyone can come and submit their ideas to our design teams and execute.

About Us

We were founded in 2019 with a mission to change the way denim is made. Ethik Brands is a young denim manufacturer with a focus on sustainability, transparency, and collaboration. We specialize in branded and private label opportunities, offering controlled quality, competitive pricing, and quick turn eco-friendly production. By Incorporating new water and energy-saving technology, responsibly sourced fabrics/materials, and advanced chemical-free digital printing, we’re invested in the future and inspired by our environment.

We are setting a CLEAN standard for generations to come.

Our Team
Denim industry visionaries for global brands.

Ninfa Fergadiotti

Co-founder and VP of Design and Merchandising

Ninfa Fergadiotti boasts nearly three decades in the fashion industry. She's lent her design expertise to major players like Kohl's, Chico's, Express, Forever 21, and more. Originally from Central America, Ninfa found inspiration in her homeland's culture and music. Moving to California in the 1980s exposed her to influential artists like Prince and Motley Crue, igniting her passion for design. She honed her skills at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise, specializing in Fashion Design. Denim became her hallmark due to its versatility and durability.

Ninfa's journey as a young mother early in her career taught her valuable lessons about work-life balance, which she applies to her leadership today, consistently increasing productivity with her creative team.

"Happiness, for me, is a blend of family, friends, travel, denim, and a good glass of wine—perhaps not always in that order."

Carter Case

Co-Founder and VP of Sales

With over 15 years of experience in the apparel sales and manufacturing industry, Carter Case is proudly serving as the Co-founder and Vice President of Sales at Ethik Brands. Hailing from Missouri but now based in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, Carter has dedicated her career to transforming the Young Contemporary, Juniors, and Young Men’s apparel landscape.

Her expertise spans both private label and branded opportunities, and she has had the privilege of collaborating with retailers, brands, and licenses such as Target, Nordstrom, Kohls, Joes, Hudson, Disney, and many others.

Carter's Passion for innovation and sustainability drives her to continually seek new ways to deliver high-quality products to our clients while minimizing our environmental footprint.

“In the world of fashion, ethics and innovation are the threads that weave our future. At Ethik Brands, we embrace both, creating. Not just CLEAN denim, but a sustainable legacy for generations to come.”

Caroline Rothwell

Head of Brand

As Head of Brand at Ethik Brands, responsible for creative direction, strategy, go-to-market initiatives, and brand licenses and partnerships. With over two decades of industry experience, she's a dynamic visionary known for delivering exceptional results through strategic endeavors.

As a 3x founder and startup advisor, she has a proven track record of passionate and results-driven leadership in the denim, apparel and CPG sector. Her journey is characterized by an unwavering pursuit of growth, a talent for assembling top-tier talent, and a commitment to driving innovation and sustainability. Her leadership and marketing accomplishments, showcased in a 2022 Hulu documentary, WWD and Entrepreneur, seamlessly integrate innovation, sustainability, brand marketing, and business acumen.

“Ethik shines as a beacon of hope, illuminating a path towards a more sustainable and responsible future for denim."

Leeann Rahman

Head of Sales

Leeann Rahman leads Ethik’s East Coast Sales division with direct responsibility in overseeing the company’s expansion into the Missy market. Before joining Ethik Brands, Leeann held various sales positions within the denim, sleepwear and sportswear markets. In her previous role at Centric Brands, she oversaw the execution and launch of GAPBody Sleepwear exclusively at Macys alongside managing the company’s department store sleepwear business.

With over 10 years’ experience in the apparel industry, she has leveraged an extensive network to grow businesses resulting in mutually beneficial partnerships. Leeann earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Rutgers University.

“Having seen the rippling effects of the climate crisis paired with fashion being the third largest polluting industry, it is important for me to be a part of an organization that puts sustainability at the forefront of their business. Ethik’s dedication to the creation of relevant fashion while simultaneously maintaining the integrity of our planet’s resources is exactly the kind of company that will move the needle towards a more sustainable future.”

Ethik Brands offers both branded and private label services
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